GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – ‘The Magnificent Seven’

GREAT MOVIE DIALOGUE – ‘The Magnificent Seven’

August 18, 2023 Alan Royle 2

  THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) When the inhabitants of a small Mexican village become fed up with being robbed and terrorized by a forty-strong bandit gang, led by Calvera (Eli Wallach), they send a delegation across the border into Texas to look for help. Everything of value in the village […]

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July 28, 2023 Alan Royle 0

  JULIA ORMOND (1965 – )                                      [On Sabrina (1995) and her mid-1990s stardom]: ‘It was a fantastic learning experience and OK, I got slammed because I wasn’t Audrey Hepburn [she starred in […]



October 29, 2021 Alan Royle 0

  JUDGE ROY BEAN (1955-6) 39 EPISODES        Like many western series, this one is based on the life of a real person of the American Wild West, and liberally mixes fact with fiction. Phantly Roy Bean Jr (1825-1903) was a saloon keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde […]



February 26, 2020 Alan Royle 2

The Great Escape (1963) is often talked about as Steve McQueen’s movie but there are a number of fine performances in this fine film, particularly those of James Garner, James Donald, Hannes Messemer and Donald Pleasence. Of course, McQueen was given the showiest part and he squeezed every drop out […]

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August 6, 2018 Alan Royle 0

      Ann as Becky Thatcher                                             Ann with Alan Gifford in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey                Ann Gillis played Becky Thatcher in […]


June 5, 2018 Alan Royle 3

    Linda Darnell as Amber                                 Peggy Cummins as Amber Forever Amber cost $5 million to make in 1947 and became the highest grossing picture of the year, despite being initially condemned by the Catholic […]

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January 21, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  Fifty or more years after The Magnificent Seven first graced our screens in 1960, it is still the second-most repeated movie on American television. Only Casablanca is shown more. Actor James Coburn could thank a scheduled strike by the Screen Actors Guild for his opportunity to star in it. […]

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The making of ‘The Great Escape’ (1963)

July 19, 2016 Alan Royle 5

In World War Two Stalag Luft III was an enormous POW camp in Germany, encompassing 59 acres surrounded by over five miles of perimeter fencing and housing some 10,000 Allied servicemen of the Fleet Air Arm. Renowned author Paul Brickhill wrote the book from which this film is taken. He […]

The making of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1960)

July 17, 2016 Alan Royle 7

  The Mirisch brothers, Walter, Marvin and Harold, produced a number of highly profitable movies in the fifties and sixties – Some Like it Hot (1959), West Side Story (1961), The Pink Panther (1963) and In the Heat of the Night (1967) were among them. The Magnificent Seven and The […]